The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have lived up the ambitions of another U-17 World Cup title. The Golden Eaglets saw off competition by stubborn West African neighbors Mali who were seeking a first U-17 World Cup title.
The Golden Eaglets were gifted a penalty in the fourth minute of the game but the Malian goalkeeper saw that Ebere’s effort was kept out from the back of the net. The game ended 0 – 0 in the keenly contested first half and it took just 11 minutes into the second half for the Golden Eaglets to find breakthrough and of course it was the usual suspect, Victor Osimhen with a fine finish to set his goal tally to 10, the most goals ever scored by a player in an U-17 world cup. Bamgboye doubled the lead for the Golden Eaglets and all efforts by the Malians to get back into the game was just abortive. Full time it was 2 – 0 and Nigeria succeeded in a retaining the title it won 2 years ago. This is Nigeria’s fifth U-17 world cup trophy, the highest ever by any country at this level.
Victor Osimhen scooped the golden boot and silver ball award while Nigerian Captain, Nwakali (Golden Ball) won the best player of the tournament and the bronze boot award being the 3rd highest goal scorer of the tournament with 3 goals.
To see how it all went down in the Mali Vs Nigeria U-17 World Cup final, hit the download below to see highlights from the game.